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Odysseyware Enhances Online Courseware With Common Core-Aligned Remediation Tool

Online curriculum publisher Odysseyware has introduced the Common Core Assessment and Remediation Tool, a set of supplemental assessments and instructional materials designed to help K-8 students master the goals of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Fully integrated into Odysseyware's current online courseware, the learning tool approaches content differently than the basic curriculum via mini-lessons that concentrate on one skill per lesson. The new supplemental material can also be used to build student skill sets.

Additionally, with a primary focus on skills and assessment, the Common Core Assessment and Remediation Tool lessons include a vocabulary intensive approach designed to increase student understanding and help them prepare for state achievement tests.

Odysseyware's Web-based curriculum includes courses in core subjects such as history, geography, math, language arts, science, and a variety of electives to choose from. Instructors can also customize their lessons, assignments, tests, and quizzes to accommodate individual class requirements.

Key curriculum features include:

  • Audio and video files;
  • 3D animation to illustrate complex concepts;
  • Slide show presentations;
  • Relevant Internet links for self-directed learning;
  • Learning games;
  • Tiny Tutors to link key ideas;
  • Links to primary sources; and
  • Text-to-speech capability that allow students to hear selected passages or entire lessons.

Current Odysseyware customers have immediate access to the Common Core Assessment and Remediation Tool at no additional charge.

"The Common Core Assessment and Remediation Tool is a set of materials that provides targeted skills remediation and practice in multiple ways," said Jen Salta, VP of product development at Odysseyware, in a prepared statement. "Our single goal is to get students to 'own' the skill with dynamic learning activities, audio, video, animation--the works."

Odysseyware provides placement testing and online curriculum for grades 3-12 in core subjects of history, geography, math, language arts, and science. For more information, visit odysseyware.com.

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Sharleen Nelson is a freelance journalist based in Springfield, Oregon. She can be reached at [email protected].